Lutjanus erythropterus, Townsville, QLD, Photo: Graham Edgar
Pink/red to silver body, sometimes with darker red rear margin on tail and light vertical bar behind head. Body and head profile differ from other Lutjanus species. Probably associated with deeper silty habitats, but occasionally seen by divers schooling over reefs and wrecks below 20 m depth.
Max Size: 90 cm
Habitat: Coral Reef, Soft sediment
IUCN Threat Status: Not Evaluated
Occurrence: Infrequent (1% of sites)
Occurrence describes how often the species is found on surveys within its distribution.
It is calculated as the % of reef sites surveyed by RLS divers across all the ecoregions in which the species has been observed
Abundance: Many (26 per transect)
Abundance is calculated as the average number of individuals recorded per RLS transect, where present.
Edit by: RD Stuart-Smith, GJ Edgar, AJ Green, IV Shaw. 2015. Tropical Marine Fishes of Australia. Reed New Holland